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Updated February 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Good work-life balance for those who aren't extremely career driven (in 331 reviews)

  • lots of happy hours and the free food is as great as everyone says it is (in 544 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be very challenging (in 266 reviews)

  • Big company so project scope is very small (in 222 reviews)

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  1. "Intern at IT department"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly competitive pay, awesome place to work

    Cons

    atmosphere too competitive, get ready to work very hard


  2. "BOLD Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You are given a lot of freedom over the work you do as an intern. I was given one main project to work on when I entered the role, but was able to branch out into additional types of work as well as the internship went on.

    Cons

    You don't have much say over the team and role you are placed into. Also, you do not know much about what your role entails until you actually arrive. Google is can be very secretive.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency before the internship begins.


  3. "BOLD Intern"

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    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Intern - BOLD Intern in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Google is an incredible company to work at. They really focus on having a manageable work-life balance for each and every one of their employees.

    Cons

    I think the only con would be that the office is still relatively small compared to other Google offices.

    Advice to Management

    Great experience for a BOLD Intern to do the exact work as a full time employee.


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  5. "Business Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Intern
    Former Employee - Business Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Career growth
    Big industry name

    Cons

    Becoming a corporate company
    Greater leeway for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Stay unique and vibrant
    Don't become a corporate


  6. "Great company"

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    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Former Intern - Software Engineering Intern in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Recommends

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart people
    Challenging problems
    Meaningful projects
    Development opportunities
    Huge knowledge base
    Free food
    Amazing offices

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    (Invisible) pressure
    Left-wing politics (promoting minorities, LGBT community etc.)


  7. "Very cool environment"

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    Former Employee - SWE Intern in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - SWE Intern in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    very nice environment, like a college campus

    Cons

    very large company, hard to figure out the big picture


  8. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Intern
    Former Employee - Marketing Intern
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Supportive teams and management
    - Growth inside the company
    - Great level of autonomy

    Cons

    - Few junior opportunities in Marketing department


  9. "Intern review"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I was interning in Google New York office. The food there is really nice. The environment is also pretty friendly. You can also explore New York City with google employee benefits, like free/discounted museum tickets.

    Cons

    The space is a little bit small. And there is no gym in the building. The number of conference rooms is not enough that we have to go to a far-away room to hold the meeting.

    Advice to Management

    The management is very good, organized, and it is very convenient to talk to co-workers. The advise is to establish a gym in the building and have more small conference rooms.


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    "Internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Google part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good food, good projects. We get to learn a lot. A lot of freedom to decide the direction of the projects. It was a good experience. It was a good experience. It was a good experience. It was a good experience. It was a good experience.

    Cons

    The salary is a little. But I guess that's okay. It is what it is. This is what Dalinar would say wouldn't he? I suppose he would.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Because you're doing a great job. I really like the ability of the Google management to manage its employees. They're really very skilled at management of Google employees.


  11. "It was very good experiance"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    i have learned a lot

    Cons

    There is no cons in google

    Advice to Management

    Nothing... All is going fantastic



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